You probably won’t find Galentine’s Day—Feb 13—on your typical office calendar, but we’re here to remind you that it’s coming, it’s wonderful, and it should be a national holiday.
The city of Houston, though, recognizes and is certainly celebrating with the level of gusto that this friendship-oriented day deserves, with more local festivities than ever before. If you’re looking for a boozy night out with your best gal pals, a shopping soiree for a good cause, or something somewhere in the middle, local businesses have stepped up to the plate with a girl powered-party for everyone looking to make a little merry à la Parks and Recreation.
Galentine’s Day: It’s simply the best.
Feb 7, 6:30 p.m. | Picked Flower Co., 1120 W 15th ½ St.
If Picked Flower Co.’s colorful Instagram page hasn’t already convinced you to pay them a visit, maybe their Galentine’s event will be just the ticket to entice you. The $65 price tag includes all the flowers and supplies you need to make the perfect crown, plus bottomless mimosas and sweet treats.
Feb 8, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St.
Just $12 grants you and your little ones access to the fairest princesses in the land, so grab your tiara and strike your most magical pose. Doors open at 10 a.m. for general admission and 9 a.m. for early-bird Museum members.
Feb 9, noon–8 p.m. | Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St.
Relax, it’s only magic—and lots of great beer. Savor and shop from a variety of female-owned businesses, then stick around for a free showing of The Craft at 6 p.m.
Feb 11, 6:30–8 p.m. | Lemon Laine, 714 Yale St., #1K
For the wellness-minded gals, Lemon Laine is hosting an evening of self-care-centered fun, including tips from health experts, complimentary wine, and—what everyone wants from their girls' night—apple cider vinegar. Tickets $20 each.
Feb 12, 6–8 p.m. | Kendra Scott Rice Village, 2411 Times Blvd., Suite 120
Hosted by the Girl Advocacy League, this very Leslie Knope-approved shopping event at Kendra Scott will benefit the Girls Empowerment Network with 20 percent of all of the evening’s purchases donated to the organization. What better way to celebrate sisterhood than with a glass of bubbly and a worthwhile cause?
Feb 12, 6:30—8:30 p.m. | Chef of the House, 1354 East Nasa Parkway, Suite F
Are you hungry? I’m hungry, and thinking about an entire night of charcuterie arranging and devouring has me down-right ravenous. $55 gets you a night of champagne and charcuterie and your own mini cheese board to bring home with you. Besides the champagne, this event is BYOB.
Feb 13, 7–9 p.m. | The Mad Potter, 1963 W Gray St.
You truly can’t go wrong with a classic paint-and-sip, and The Mad Potter is just the place for it. A $10 ticket covers studio time, snacks, drinks, and prizes (but not your pottery selections or your booze).
Feb 13, 4–10 p.m. | City Acre Brewing Co., 3418 Topping St.
After last year’s insanely popular event featuring Lil' Sebastian, City Acre has upped its game with both a free and VIP option for the 2020 Galentine’s Day bash. Guests can either come as they are or book VIP tickets ($32.95) for all-you-can-eat access to breakfast delights; two drinks of choice; VIP lines and lounge area; and a fun gift bag at the end of the night.
Feb 13, 7–9 p.m. | Etta’s Kitchen, 4212 Emancipation Avenue
Become a mixologist for the night with lessons from Take A Sip Bartending, then treat yourself with cupcakes and strawberries to a musical mix of the best girl-power anthems. The BYOB event is $45 per person.
Feb 15, 8–10 p.m. | Bedrock City Comic Co., 6516 Westheimer, Suite D
Give Diana Prince a call, and let’s not forget Jean Grey or Carol Danvers. With free wine, snacks, and cookies to decorate, Bedrock City’s party is sure to be an excellent stop on every lady’s mission to celebrate her favorite strong female characters.